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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

For many an original song that they love cannot and will not ever be duplicated by a cover, but there are many songs that have been done equally (debatebly) well by others..

So do you have favorites?

 

What are your favorite covers of favorite songs?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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The Boxer-Cover of S&G by Jerry Douglas Feat Mumford Sons with Paul Simon

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Nice! The banjo and slide guitar are amazing additions to the acoustic guitar, which I assume is played by Simon. The harmonies are beautifully done as well. Great pick, @Raynyky.  

Here’s the link for anyone else who’s interested.

https://youtu.be/sQpUs1qNxMM

 



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@MaVolta @Found it while looking for different songs for my Simon playlist and instantly loved it. 

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Foo Fighters did a couple of Led Zeppelin covers, live 2008 from Wembly Stadium. They also had a couple of very special guests to play with them.

 

Rock And Roll

https://youtu.be/SbNVIPAABgw

 

Ramble On

https://youtu.be/uBcVuN2Kr-s

 

RIP Taylor Hawkins. 

 

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"Don't Throw Your Love Away * The Searchers 64'

Their 1st of many covers, their rendition is great, I thought it was the original.

The Orlons 63'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6CbSOH6CXA&ab_channel=the45prof

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The Ramones - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tpu_XoNABA  - Fun video

 

Cover of Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

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3 Dog Night did a cover of "Easy to Be Hard" for  the play/movie HAIR. The original rendition from the movie by Cheryl Barnes is considered to be the best. what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCs1rkAXZ9o&ab_channel=alt137

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I believe Cory Wells sang lead on that cut. great version much better than Cheryl's.

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Cheryl Barnes is a great singer, no doubt about it. And I agree with @dl73698250 that it was the better fit for the movie. What sets the cover apart from the original is the total brokenness in the vocals, the psychedelic feel of the music, and the beautiful harmonies from Three Dog Night, which made it a hit. So, I’ll go with the cover. 😎

 

 

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The original might be more appropriate for the movie (it would be hard for an actor to do a band version for the movie), But, as a stand-alone song, I think 3 Dog Night is much better musically.

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Originally written & performed by Harry Nilsson, 3 Dog Night did a cover of "One".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5261s3Z3RU

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"I'm Into Something Good" Hermans's Hermits breakthough hit. Was originally done by American's the Cookies a year before 64'. Written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin, The original & Brits cover almost are identical, except for the genders. U B the judge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-Sg_JJgQ4&ab_channel=TheInevitableBase

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Early Morning Rain.. Gordan Lightfoot.. Peter Paul and Mary did a great job on it but I especially love the Elvis cover..

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"Piece of My Heart" * Janis Joplin & Big Brother & the Holding Company.

their version  of 67' Erma Franklin {sis of Aretha} a year later,  was more R&R & hit  #1.But Erma's original wasn't too shabby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_6gptd01mY&ab_channel=ClassicMood

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Originally written & performed by Donovan,  the Herman' Hermit did a cover of Museum.

Good song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RQdhfBXRc

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Walk on By - Dionne Warwick - written by Burt and Hal - great song.

 

I have 2 versions I like also.

 

Walk On By - Vanilla Fudge   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vtUx6tWoI 

and

Walk On By - Cyndi Lauper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iX-eg3_m0

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As Long As I Have You - Roger Daltrey (Garnett Mimms cover)

https://youtu.be/nmotaD4kILY

 

Roger kills it with his raw and raunchy blues vocals.

 

Original: https://youtu.be/Hc2y9X08tN8

Garnett Mimms, Classic 60’s uptempo R&B


Both are great! 

 

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"Do Wah Diddy" * original by the Exciters, covered by Brits, Manfred Mann group. 

Written by Barry/Greenwich, off the "Tell Him" Lp 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNloiEXdeGY&ab_channel=CultPopOne

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The cowboy rides away by george strait covered by brooks and dunn. hes very lucky they didnt get that song first.

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💛 Brooks & Dunn

 

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Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith - Lzzy Hale and The East Side Gamblers Cover

 

Nobody's Fault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpR1nDRJ0V4 

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Over The Hills And Far Away - Nightwish, Gary Moore cover

https://youtu.be/CwED4C5FJuo

 

NW does a great job on this classic rock masterpiece, love how they picked up the Celtic vibe in their cover. 

 

Now here’s the original … RIP Gary

https://youtu.be/7IocRCDWB5k

 

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Bruce Springsteens cover of Tom Waits Jersey Girl

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"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede

 

written by Mark James. Originally done by B.J. Thomas

 

also putting this in the Opening Line and Cheer up Songs thread.

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Cyndi Lauper's Cover of Jules Shear "All Thru The Night" 

Here's the original written & sung by Jules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXSJ8LGwrM&ab_channel=laaz84

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High Hopes - Nightwish (Pink Floyd cover / tribute)

https://youtu.be/4oEDnVeYYyM

 

Progressive metal ❤️ Pink Floyd. 

 

 

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Ok, this isn't a great cover, however, I couldn't resist the pairing of the two singers.

 

"Spinning Wheel" - original by Blood Sweat & Tears

 

Most unlikely pairing :

 

  Gene Simmons and Englebert Humperdink - singing cover of  "Spinning Wheel"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmdB0ca7vro 

 

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Unlikely suspects, for sure! It’s amazing, how well they harmonize. I didn’t know EH was still recording. 

 

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@MaVolta , that was recorded in 2014. I think today EH is 85 or 86.

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Mama Kin - Aerosmith

 

Both Buckcherry and Guns N Roses do foot-stompin' covers.

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